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Man Gets 14 Years for Heroin Operation in Kenton County

A man who pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with the intent to distribute it was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Thomas Kimbro, 34, pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced in federal court in Covington on Monday by Judge Amul Thapar.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office, Kimbro's sentence of 168 months was enhanced because of the defendant's criminal record. He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.

Kimbro, of Milford, Oh., pleaded guilty in August and admitted that he possessed approximately six grams of heroin with the intent to distribute it in Kenton County.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Covington Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

-Staff report

Photo: Thomas Kimbro (via Kenton County Detention Center)